Poet Laureate Nomination Form

The North Carolina poet laureate advocates for the power of poetry and the written word to illuminate, educate, entertain and transform the minds and hearts of people of all ages and from all walks of life. The laureate acts as an ambassador for North Carolina literature and literacy, using the office as a platform from which to highlight not only his or her own work, but also the work of other writers in our state.

When nominating please keep in mind the following criteria:

• A North Carolinian with deep connections to the cultural life of the state;
• Literary excellence of the poet’s work;
• Influence on other writers, and appreciation of literature in its diversity
throughout the state;
• Ability and willingness to conduct the public engagement duties of the office;
• Statewide, national or international reputation.

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